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December 2009

  • Annual statewide staff retreat. We come together to learn the best practices to serve those around the state.

November 2009

  • Wondering about wandering?  Feature in Atlanta Journal Constitution profiles current police outreach strategies for Mattie's call.  Click here to see the story. 

  • November is National Alzheimer's Awareness month.  Click here to see the story featured in The Daily Citizen.

May 2009

  • Q Parker, of the platinum-selling group 112, joins the Georgia Chapter as a Champion for the cause. Click here to see his appearance on Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta.

  • CBS Atlanta promotes the "One Memory Away" benefit party featuring Q Parker of 112. Click here to see the story.

  • The Dancing Stars of Columbus gala was such a success that it sold out three times! Click here to see the coverage on WTVM & WXTX newscasts.
    Click here to see the coverage from WRBL news.

April 2009

  • WJCL-TV spotlights how the Alzheimer's Association is making a difference in Coastal Georgia. Click here to see the story. 

  • The Atlanta Business Chronicle published an article about Alzheimer's disease why baby boomers should take notice. Click here to read the article.

March 2009


  • The 12th Annual Forget-Me-Not golf tournament in Albany broke its own records. Click here to see the news coverage.

  • The Atlanta Memory Walk is moving! Click here for more information on the awesome new location!

  • President Obama announced expansion of stem cell research and one Savannah family affected by Alzheimer's disease speaks about it. Click here to see the family's reaction to today's headlines. 

February 2009

  • Alzheimer's Day at the state Capitol is making news in Augusta. Click here to read more.

  • The Georgia Chapter held the Call to Remember radiothon in Albany, Columbus, Dalton and Statesboro. Click here to read about the event. Click here for photos.

January 2009

  • The recent death of a missing Savannah man with Alzheimer's illustrates the need for the MedicAlert + Safe Return program along with Mattie's Call. Click here to learn more about the program.

  • The Mattie's Call program is getting attention around the state. Click here to read the latest article in the Augusta Chronicle.

  • The Georgia Chapter's Winter quarterly newsletter is being delivered via E-subscription. Please click here the read the newsletter.

December 2008

  • As states around the United States consider the Silver Alert program, many are looking to Georgia's Mattie's Call system as an example. Georgia paved the way with Mattie's Call legislation in 2006. Fox News network featured a Georgia family in a nationwide story on Silver Alert. Click here to see the story.  

November 2008

  • A Mattie's Call issued in Metro Atlanta brings awareness to the issue of driving; when do families of persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias take the car keys away? Fox 5 Atlanta's Beth Galvin tackles this issue. Click here to see the story.

  • The new Alzheimer's postage stamp was unveiled in Columbus during National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Click here to read the story. Click here for video.
  • Iola Snow, Board member and memory Walk chairperson, makes headlines in Fayette County. Click here to read why. Click here to read more.

  • As part of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, the new Alzheimer's stamp was dedicated at the U.S. Post Office in Augusta. Click here to see the stamp dedication.

  • November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Atlanta's WGST 640 AM Radio featured the month on it's Wellness Wednesdsay segment. Click here to hear the interview.

  • Governor Sonny Perdue spoke at the Central Georgia Memory Walk in Perry on November 1. Governor Perdue is personally touched by Alzheimer's disease. Click here to see more.

  • The Augusta region held its Memory Walk Saturday, November 1. Click here to see the photo from the Augusta Chronicle.

October 2008

  • Memory Walk is making headlines in Valdosta. Click here to read about this exciting event.

  • One of our wonderful volunteers made a public service announcement for the Savannah Memory Walk. Click here to view the PSA.

  • The Georgia Chapter is on TV! If you haven't yet seen the ads on your cable system, click here to see the 30-second spots. These ads are playing on A&E, Fox News Channel, CNN and HGTV through October 12.

  • October is Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Cobb County, Georgia. Click here to read more.

September 2008

  • The Fall 2008 newsletter will soon be in mailboxes. Click here to read it first.

  • The inaugural Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon, held September 20 in Gainesville's Laurel Park, was a huge success! Click here for race results. Click here to view and order photos.

  • It's only a few weeks from the Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon and Laura Huckabee is almost ready for her first triathlon. Click here to see the important final phase of her training.

August 2008

  • Atlanta Meteorologist Laura Huckabee learns how important nutrition is for triathlon training. Click here to see the story.

  • Bruce Flechter, Treasurer of the Georgia Chapter's Board of Governors, is fighting Alzheimer's with dragons. For his efforts he was named an NBC Augusta Gold Medalist. Click here to read more.

 

  • Laura Huckabee is training hard for the Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon. In this week's story she tackles open water swimming and finds it's not as easy as it looks. Click here to see the story.

  • Laura Huckabee talks to KICKS 101.5's Cadillac Jack and Dallas about her Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon training. Click here to listen to the interview.

  • CBS46's Meteorologist Laura Huckabee takes a break from Tri2Remember training and talks to the family behind the triathlon. Click here to see Bill Dotson's personal story of living with Alzheimer's disease.

July 2008

  • The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter spent the first Friday in August raising awareness for Memory Walk. FREEZE for Alzheimer's was held in conjunction with the national Memory Walk television ad campaign. Georgia Chapter staff and volunteers occupied a street corner in Midtown Atlanta, giving out information and candy bars. Local celebrity, Baton Bob, blew his whistle and time froze on the busy street corner. Click here to see the video.

 

  • During the last week of July the BBC America network aired a four-part series on Alzheimer's. Kris Bakowski of Athens, Georgia was featured in the series. Kris is 52 years old and has been living with Alzheimer's disease six years. Click here to see Kris tell her moving story.

 

  • Atlanta Meteorologist Laura Huckabee continues training hard for the Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon benefitting the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter. This week Laura tackles the bicycle. Click here to see the story and tune in every Tuesday on CBS46's Better Mornings and CBS46 News at 4pm.


  • 'Elvis' is ready to take the spotlight at Memory Walk in Thomasville. Click here to read about it.
  • Atlanta Meteorologist Laura Huckabee is ready to train for the Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon. The experts at The Sport Factory in Alpharetta help Laura test her fitness level. Click here to see the story and tune in to CBS46 News every Tuesday to follow Laura's progress.
  • For one Moultrie woman Memory Walk is not just for fun. Click here to read why this volunteer gives Memory Walk her all.

 

  • Atlanta's CBS46 News is following the progress of meteorologist Laura Huckabee as she trains for the inaugural Tri2Remember triathlon, benefitting the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter. Click here to see the first story and watch CBS46's Better Mornings every Tuesday from 5-7am and again on CBS46 News at 4pm.

  • Click here to read the Summer 2008 newsletter.

  • Atlanta meteorologist and marathoner is in training for the inaugural Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon benefitting the Alzheimer's Association. Click here to read more.

  • Alzheimer's disease is often difficult to diagnose but advances in research allow doctors to make a dementia diagnosis earlier and more accurately. A neuropsychologist is an important part of the process. Click here to read how a team approach to diagnosis and treatment can help.

June 2008

  • The Columbus Lovin' Laughter fundraiser, featuring Anita Renfroe, is featured in Columbus and the Valley magazine. Click here to see the article.
  • People living with early onset Alzheimer's disease are pressing for more research and resources. CNN looks at the issue and talks to Kris Bakowski of Athens. Click here to see the story.

May 2008

  • Atlanta has the worst Social Security backlog in the United States. The backlog is affecting people with many illnesses, including one Atlanta man living with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Click here to see the story.

April 2008

  • The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter is chosen as a Healthy Brain Initiative pilot site. The HBI is a multi-faceted effort to help the African-American community decrease the risk for Alzheimer's and other dementias. Click here to learn more. 



March 2008

  • Atlanta's CBS46 News features Atlanta family coping with early onset Alzheimer's. Click here to see the story.

  • Click here to read the Spring newsletter.

  • The Albany Herald features Alzheimer's disease. Click here to read the March 24th article.

  • The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter responds to the 2008 Facts & Figures. Click here to hear the intrview on "Newsmakers Friday with Tim Bryant." The interview with Suzette Binford, director of Family Support Services, aired Mach 2, 2008 on WGAU Radio 1340AM in Athens.

  • The National 2008 Facts & Figures of Alzheimer's are released. Click here to read the latest information on Alzheimer's disease.

 

Februry 2008

  • A metro Atlanta man living with Alzheimer's disease is honored as a "true American hero" by the United States Postal Service. Click here to read about Mr. Vernon Sport.
  • President Bush's 2009 budget proposal has been submitted for approval. The Alzheimer's Association has responded. Click here for coverage of the issue.

 

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